Springfield Royal Country Club is one of our favourite golf courses in Hua Hin. A little further out of town than some of the other courses but can be easily reached within 30 minutes. As you would expect from a course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus there are plenty of traps in the shape of bunkers and water hazards strategically placed to catch that fade or slice off the tee.
Springfield Royal Country Club is a very mature course and some of the holes are wide open and almost links-style and others wind their way between the mature trees and local plant life. The owners have been careful to implement a design approach that would not only preserve the natural wildlife but also to enhance it. As a result you will find more than 100 species of birds as you make your way around the course.
Springfield added another 9 holes in 2005 designed by the renowned team of golf course architects Lee Schmidt and Brain Curley. These nine are quite different to the original layout designed by Nicklaus 18 and are probably more challenging than the original course.
There are five sets of tees to choose from so the course is set up for players of all standards and if you enjoy the challenge of playing from the back tees then be prepared for some long carries off the tee and for your approach to the lush greens.
After a relatively simple opening tee shot you are faced with a long approach and you then realise that you have to keep your wits about you if you are to score well. So many of the greens are protected by bunkers and as a result some of the pin positions are very difficult to attack. Our favourite hole is the 18th which is actually a relatively short par 5 but you have to drive between the trees and then pick your spot on the narrow fairway to give you a chance of reaching the island green in regulation.
Springfield Royal offers excellent facilities once you get off the course. The club house sits in an elevated position with some views over parts of the course. Excellent changing rooms, a well-stocked pro-shop and an excellent selection of food and drink adds to the enjoyment of playing at Springfield. If you would like to stay overnight here then you can find more information here.
Tee Time Bookings at Springfield Royal Country Club
If you are considering a round of golf here then we can help you to book a tee time at Springfield Country Club and Golfsavers have excellent discounted green fees which can be booked and confirmed online.